TITLE

OIG Urges Physicians to Use 'Heightened Security' When Reassigning Medicare Payments

PUB. DATE
April 2012
SOURCE
Medicare Compliance & Reimbursement;Apr2012, Vol. 38 Issue 4, preceding pp26
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports that the Office of Inspector General (OIG) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has issued a warning to physicians on February 8, 2012 regarding exercise cautions while reassigning the Medicare payments. It is stated that eight physicians have reassigned their Medicare payments in exchange for medical directorship positions. It is further informed that in 2007 Medicare has spent dollar 140,488 through reassignments.
ACCESSION #
71955043

 

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